James Weldon reviews BBC’s docuseries The Green Planet, and considers whether new film technology can help humans better understand plants.
Darkness is vanishing, and that’s a problem. Historian Kenneth Weisbrode and poet Heather H. Yeung explain how and why we seek out the dark.
To understand the future of seabed mining, look to the economic and environmental histories of an industry that threatens the stability of the ocean floor.
Aquaculture is bringing seafood out of the sea. It might be a good idea.
The acclaimed writer of the bestselling Mars trilogy and Red Moon models possible futures in his science fiction for a biosphere of eight billion people, seeking new solutions for global emergencies.
In the 1940s and 1950s, atmospheric studies of Canada’s Arctic North were defined by technological failure. Edward Jones-Imhotep tells the story of the Cold War from a new vantage point—that of an “unreliable nation.”
November 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.
When the National Canners Association and the US Bureau of Fisheries write the recipes, Americans learn to serve Jello Salad and Tilefish for dinner.
Repeat photography is used by a range of scientists and artists as a form of data collection, but also raises deeper questions about the nature of truth.
April 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.